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Diocese of

Balsas

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 66,025 km²

Population: 201,500 Catholics (66.9% of 301,000 total) (2012)

Statistics: 17 parishes, 27 priests (23 diocesan, 4 religious), 2 deacons, 32 lay religious (11 brothers, 21 sisters), 7 seminarians (2012)

Ecclesiastical Province: São Luís do Maranhão

Neighbouring Dioceses: Palmas (↙), Miracema do Tocantins (↙), Carolina (←), Grajaú (↑), Caxias do Maranhão (↗), Floriano (→), Bom Jesus do Gurguéia (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Sagrado Coração de Jesus

Website: Facebook Page

History


Special Churches

All Churches (18)

Palmas (↙), Miracema do Tocantins (↙), Carolina (←), Grajaú (↑), Caxias do Maranhão (↗), Floriano (→), Bom Jesus do Gurguéia (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.07.29 – ...):Bishop Valentim Fagundes de Meneses, M.S.C. (67)Bishop Valentim Fagundes de Meneses, M.S.C. (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Balsas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Valentim Fagundes de Meneses, M.S.C. (67)Bishop Valentim Fagundes de Meneses, M.S.C. (67)Permalink
(2020.07.29 – ...)

Bishop of Balsas (Brazil)

Alegrai-vos sempre no Senhor

Born:1953.07.22 (Agualva, Açores, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1982.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:2020.09.26

Bishop of Balsas (Brazil) (2020.07.29 – ...)

Bishop Enemésio Ângelo Lazzaris, F.D.P.Permalink
(2007.12.12 – 2020.02.02)

In spe salvi

Born:1948.12.19 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1975.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:2008.03.29
Died:2020.02.02 († 71)

Bishop of Balsas (Brazil) (2007.12.12 – 2020.02.02)

Bishop Gianfranco Masserdotti, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(1998.04.15 – 2006.09.17)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1941.09.13 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1966.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1996.03.02
Died:2006.09.17 († 65)

Coadjutor Bishop of Balsas (Brazil) (1995.11.22 – 1998.04.15)

Bishop of Balsas (Brazil) (1998.04.15 – 2006.09.17)

Bishop Rino Carlesi, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(1981.10.03 – 1998.04.15)

Born:1922.08.11 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1947.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1967.04.02
Died:1999.08.25 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Africa (1967.01.12 – 1978.05.26)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Antônio de Balsas (Brazil) (1967.01.12 – 1981.10.03)

Bishop of Balsas (Brazil) (1981.10.03 – 1998.04.15)

Prelates of Santo Antônio de Balsas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rino Carlesi, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(1967.01.12 – 1981.10.03)

(see above)

Bishop Diego Parodi, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(1959.05.09 – 1966)

Born:1916.10.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1940.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1959.06.21
Died:1983.01.09 († 66)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Antônio de Balsas (Brazil) (1959.05.09 – 1966)

Titular Bishop of Centenaria (1959.05.09 – 1980.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Perugia (Italy) (1966 – 1969)

Auxiliary Bishop of Gubbio (Italy) (1969 – 1972)

Auxiliary Bishop of Napoli (Italy) (1972 – 1980.02.11)

Bishop of Ischia (Italy) (1980.02.11 – 1983.01.09)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.04.16

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